Refugee Resettlement Watch

Refugee contractors increasingly admitting they can’t survive without your money

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 19, 2017

….your tax dollars that is. 

They can’t stay afloat on private charitable giving which says to me that there aren’t enough citizens willing to give their OWN money, or wealthy donors, who want more refugees in America!

“When you take out the underpinning that is the federal government support . . . the program is hamstrung.”

Angela Bovill

Here is the story from the Boston Globe yesterday!

It has been like pulling teeth over the years to get the contractors*** to admit that they are largely funded out of the federal, and sometimes state treasuries.  We should thank Donald Trump’s slowdown for forcing them to admit this. (They have had years slower than 50,000, but this year they can blame it on Trump!)

From story entitled:

As refugee arrivals dwindle, resettlement agencies face cuts

Here are a few snips from further down in the  piece:

The organizations receive an initial sum of $950 per refugee from the federal government to support operations, plus grants to finance specific services. [Actually some contractors keep more than $950. But rarely will you see mention of the additional grants!–ed]

Angela Bovill of Ascentria (formerly Lutheran Social Services New England). Don’t ask me why some LSS branches have changed their names, dumping the word Lutheran, in recent years.

Directors across the state said that this funding is critical to sustaining their programs.

“Private support does not make up for federal support,” said Angela Bovill, Ascentria Care Alliance’s chief executive. “When you take out the underpinning that is the federal government support . . . the program is hamstrung.”

With private dollars unable to fill budget holes, some directors have been left with no choice but to lay off staff, they said.

Government funds make up three-fourths of the International Institute of New England’s $1.27 million resettlement budget, and CEO Jeffrey Thielman said he has cut at least four full-time positions to offset a 21 percent reduction in funding.

Ascentria, which receives all of its core resettlement budget from the government, eliminated 17 positions in Massachusetts after a $611,000 shortfall.

More here.

The International Institute of New England is an USCRI subcontractor and Ascentria is a Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services sub office.

In 2013, Ms. Bovill made the astounding admission that refugee resettlement is a business! See here.

Hey, at least she is honest!—a federally-funded business (whatever that is!).

Did you know that I have an entire category called “Taxpayer goodies?” I just checked and see this will be post number 1,488 in the category!

***Federal contractors/middlemen/lobbyists/community organizers paid by you to place refugees in your towns and cities.

Because their income is largely dependent on taxpayer dollars based on the number of refugees admitted to the US, the only way for real reform of how the US admits refugees is to remove the contractors from the process. I have ideas on how to do that, but no one in Congress every asks!

 

15 Responses to “Refugee contractors increasingly admitting they can’t survive without your money”

  1. Hey there, I have the misfortune to be employed by Ascentria, and will tell you exactly why they made the name change: to get more money. It was decided that people/companies would be hesitant to donate money to a religious organization, but would to a “secular” agency.

    There’s a lot of money to be made providing interpretation services, the Language Bank here in NH does something like $3million a year in business, and it’s all your money that they’re taking. Guess how much of that goes to English classes for the “refugees”?

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  2. Marian Boyer said

    Trump understands perfectly how to stop the tax dollar bleeding and refugee problem both.

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  3. LAURENCE JARVIK said

    …exactly why funds must be cut.

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  4. Am surprised by the $950 figure. My sources indicate that it has increased to $2,025 per cap. Will check again. Also, not included is the MG assistance grant of over $2,000. Hmmm. Interesting.

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    • Ann Corcoran said

      They low-ball it all the time! It was $950 years ago…

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    • momodoom said

      $2025 is what they are given per refugee, but they have to give just over half (I’d heard it was $1125, but my numbers don’t add up, so I will accept yours), or $1075, to pay for the refugees’ needs for those first 6 (?) months. This means they receive, for their organization, $950 for each refugee that they settle.

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      • I’m in process of double-checking figures. Have a “mole” in local resettlement program which receives refuges from both CWS and MRS-USCC. May also call a “friend” at the national office, but am not expecting cooperation there. Have scoured DOS sites for this info and, despite considerable digging, the info is simply missing. Likely purposeful. (Note: when I ran a local program–retired 2003–the R&P per capita for 1st 30 days was $800; Match Grant per capita–covering the 2nd thru 6th month–was $1800. I’m guessing those numbers have appreciably increased over the last 15 years.)

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      • ANN,

        After considerable digging, and only after consulting with DOS and the local resettlement agency, here are the per capita federal grants we’re talking about: for each refugee resettled by a national resettlement agency, that agency receives $2025 for Reception & Placement (R&P) expenses; for each resettled refugee enrolled in the Match Grant (MG) Early Employment Program (some programs may now cal it “STEP”), the national agency receives $2200. Of those amounts, $950 R&P per refugee is granted to the local resettlement program to cover direct assistance and local program expenses for first 30 days (the R&P period); $1500 MG per refugee is granted to the local resettlement program to cover direct assistance and local program expenses for 31st day to 120th day (the MG period).

        Tidy sums and a powerful motivating factor for church et. al. agencies to get involved in refugee resettlement.

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        • Ann Corcoran said

          Wow! Thanks for sorting that all out. Since we have new readers all the time who don’t know how this works, can you perhaps write a more detailed piece on the funding process.

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          • I’m pretty sure I did that already in a previous comment somewhere on the RRW site which, pending corroboration of actual $ figures, you were going to publish as a stand-alone post.

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          • Ann Corcoran said

            Sorry Jim, I will look, I apologize. I can’t keep up with it all…I will look…

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  5. What you are missing is …… they could not survive without other People’s homes & lives being destroyed by illegal & immoral “wars”
    No terror, no refugees, no “refugee contractors” Living off the misery of others . …………………………. these parasites are not “Christians or Jews ” in any sense, they are Vampires.
    Call the “refugee contractors” what they are HUMAN TRAFFIKERS …… SLAVE TRADERS. They are proffiteering off Human misery with absolutely no concern or consideration of the Citizens who have to live with them. They are not inserting these Invaders into the country with their money or out of charity. They are getting YOUR money for Bringing in Invaders is how these Human Traffikers MAKE MONEY.

    (1) Charity and “good works” are done with YOUR money and time. Taking MY money and giving it to someone else is THEFT. We bring puppies into our house, poisonous vipers and skunks are banned. Do not make the REFUJIHADIS walk all the way here ,,,, You go to the REFUJIHADIS’ homeland on Your dime after all, they will feel more comfortable at home.

    (2) Remember, Democrats are the people who didn’t care when 70,000 factories closed across America, but then rioted in the streets when we denied entry to foreigners from a few terrorist-laden countries.
    (3) You are all concerned about them but you do not give a FIG about how your own neighbors feel. Who made you god, to just invite anybody & everybody into Our house, without asking the OTHER RESIDENTS if it is okay? Go see a psychiatrist.
    (4) They can get a card as an illegal to ensure they get welfare but it’s racist for people to have to get an ID to vote legally.

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  6. futuret said

    Too damned bad, let them go and apply for jobs just like the rest of us, then they too can send money to the government, plus they can have a happy hour waiting behind all the applicant foreigners that are taking our jobs. Gee, I feel sorry for them, now let them experience the homelessness that the rest of our GENUINE AMERICANS are experiencing. Time to go on the streets and start begging!!!

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